Simbu has spoken up about the ‘beep’ song controversy and has appealed to the police and media to spare music director Anirudh. “I take the full blame for the song and I request everybody to spare Anirudh. I’m also at a loss of words to express my feeling about the opposition to the song which hasn’t been officially released,” he said.
“The song in question has never been played out on radio/TV channels; still I’m facing opposition. It’s my song, no doubt; I take all the blame for it and I appeal to all not to involve Anirudh in the issue.
It’s not an album song or part of any film. I know about Tamil films and have always had the highest regards for women. I know what to do to reach a particular song/film to audiences.
“The irony is that the lyrics are supportive of women. I haven’t yet released the song officially; it was only in initial stage of composing and someone has purposely leaked it on the Net thanks to the technology available to us. Anirudh has nothing to do with it.
Had I released the song officially, I’m accountable to the criticism. My creativity in completing the song hasn’t been completed; I have many such unfinished songs.
“I only fear the Almighty. I would have sought apology had I committed a mistake. I’m thankful to have a helpful family with me. I don’t need to attempt anything for seeking publicity; after all, am I not popular already? I’m doing my best to entertain my fans and have been attempting hard/difficult dance movements despite doctors’ advice against doing so. My only aim is to keep my fans and audiences happy.
“I have been toiling hard in Kollywood for the past 30 years and am facing opposition from those who haven’t heard the song once. Nobody from the industry has supported me.
However, I’m hopeful of getting support from Tamils the world over. This is what I had to say about the controversy and this is nothing but the truth,” Simbu has said in his interview to a regional television channel.